Lightest just got lighter! We were not satisfied (we never are) with our previous wheels and decided that we could shave more weight, increase stiffness and durability all at the same time. After 6 years and 7 variations of the S2.0s and coming out with a new lighter and wider rim in the previous iteration, we now introduce our R17 hubs for the S2.0s! Wider, stronger and lighter at an actual weight of 1290g/pair, shaving 20g off the previous version, it continues to be one of the lightest full aluminium clincher wheelset in the world straight out of the box. In fact it rivals alot of carbon wheels too.

It’s been 2 years since we updated our wheels and after feedback and extensive riding/ testing we decided to refine our hubset with the release of the new R17. It features a new preloaded rear hub axle which is 17mm in diameter. The increase in diameter not only increases the torsional stiffness of the rear wheel, but at 17mm is one of the biggest rear axles in the market. 17mm axle doesn’t only mean stiffer, but it also means bigger bearings that are more durable, and spin smoother. The entire rear hub has been refined, using a ‘through axle’ pre-loaded on one side. Rear NDS flange has been increased in thickness to provide more support for the J-bend spokes again reducing twisting and premature fatigue. All new rubber seals are included for both the front and rear wheels to increase bearing life, something not seen at all in many hubs.

The rims continue to be proprietary and weight aproximately 400g. We adopted a 23mm wide rim width in order to assure compatibility with all brakes and frames. The wider rim allows for a better and smoother transition with clincher tyres. They also allow for a smoother ride as they can be run at a lower pressure. They are built strong enough for everyday training and light enough for climb specific races. Spinup is quick because of the lightweight rims which reduce rotational weight. With a wider rim section, lower spoke count and bladed spokes, the wheels now hold higher speeds better, have more traction through corners and are stiffer compared to the older versions.

The wheels continue to use only 1 spoke length for the entire wheelbuild which makes self and off-site servicing simpler. The SOUL R-17 hubs feature a smoother freewheel design with 3 pawls , 48 teeth ratchet and 2 sealed bearings front and 4 sealed bearings rear. The 48 teeth ratchet where normally only 24 are used increases engagement speed to 7.5deg.  Fully artisan crafted and handbuilt with equal spoke tensions. Spoke threads are prepared before assembly to prevent spoke binding and seizing. All spokes are stress relieved a few times during build process.

One of the best upgrades your bike will get if losing weight is your goal. Did we mention they are one of the lightest aluminium wheelsets in the market? I think we did but just in case you missed it the first time.


  • Rim: 6061 T6 Alloy rims. Machined braking surface with wear indicator.
  • Rim Width/ Depth: 23mm/ 22mm
  • Bearings: Enduro High Grade Stainless Steel sealed bearings.
  • Hubs: SOUL Prodigy R17 hubs, 2 sealed bearings front + 4 sealed bearings rear. 11sp Campagnolo and Shimano/ SRAM cassette compatible available.
  • Spokes: Double Butted and bladed 2.3mm X5 CrNi stainless steel spokes. 18 radial laced front + 24 2 x cross driveside, radial non-driveside rear.
  • Nipples: Brass Rear DS, Aluminium (Black)
  • Skewers: 90g Lightweight Hollow Chromoly Axle (included)
  • Weight: 570g (Front) 720g (Rear), 1.290kg pair (weight without skewers)
  • Weight Limit: 95kg/ 210lbs


Here are some comparisons of our wheels:

Brand/ Model Width/ Depth Spoke Weight
Soul/ S2.0 23/22mm 18/24 1290g
Shimano/ C24 21/24mm 16/20 1395g
Reynolds/ Solace 19/28(F)-32(R)mm 20/24 1400g
A Classic/ AC350 19/24mm 28/32 1410g
HED/ Ardennes 23/24mm 18/24 1427g


Available Customisations:

Hybrid Ceramic Bearings- SGD120/ USD100 (1 set)

Grey Decals- SGD25/ USD20 (1 set)

Coloured nipples (Blue/ Red/ Silver/ Gold/ Pink)– SGD30/ USD25 (1set)



Price for pickup in SINGAPORE: SGD$670/ USD500/ pair

Total Price with Shipping to USA/ EU/ CAN (2 weeks): USD610/ pair

Total Price with Shipping to AUS/ ASIA (1 1/2 weeks):  USD590/ pair


Our customers also normally purchase the following:

Lightweight Titanium Skewers- SGD45/ USD35 (1 pair)

Lightweight Rimplugs- SGD25/ USD20 (50pc)

Innertubes- SGD6/ USD5 (48mm valve 1pc)

SOUL Training Tyres- SGD37/ USD30 (1 pc)


For local orders:

Send us an e-mail at sales@bikesoul.com and inform us of the following:

– Model Name

– Freehub compatibility (Shimano/ Sram or Campagnolo)

– Quantity

– Customisations (if any)

– Accesories (if any)

Once wheelset is ready for collection, we will inform you and arrange for pickup time.

For overseas orders:

Send us an e-mail at sales@bikesoul.com and inform us of the following:

– Model Name

– Freehub compatibility (Shimano/ Sram or Campagnolo)

– Quantity

– Location

– Customisations (if any)

– Accesories (if any)

– Paypal account e-mail (for us to send you an invoice)

Once wheelset is ready for shipping, we will send an invoice.